British Royal Marine Gets 10 Years for Murdering Wounded Afghan Insurgent

Shot him in the chest at close range


A British Royal Marine convicted of murdering a wounded Taliban insurgent was sentenced Friday to a minimum of 10 years in prison.

A military judge told Sergeant Alexander Blackman he had "betrayed your corps and all British service personnel who have served in Afghanistan."

Two other marines were acquitted of the September 2011 killing in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province. They were charged after military authorities found footage of the incident on a helmet camera belonging to one of the men.